Angels Sign Tyler Anderson

Passan on Twitter broke the story that Christmas has come early to the Angels rotation: The Angels have signed LH pitcher Tyler Anderson to a three year contract for $39 Million dollars. Anderson had turned down the Qualifying offer of 1 year at $19 Million from the Dodgers.

When we last saw Mister Anderson (yes, Matrix reference), he almost no-hit the Angels at Chavez Ravine, save for a ninth-inning double down the line by Shohei Ohtani, whew, but hey, Perry saw something to like there!

He turns 33 on December 30 but was an All Star last season, has a 2.57 ERA (with a 3.31 FIP), 4.3 WAR, is good for 7 Ks per 9, strikes out 4 guys for every one he walks, The WHIP of 1.002 may have been padded a bit by Dodger Stadium’s pitcher friendly mojo but he played road games too. After his years in Coors Field we know he will love the Los Angeles Marine Layer of Anaheim.

DOWNSIDE: Since Anderson rejected the Dodgers’ Qualifying Offer of $19.5 Million, the Blueballs get Anaheim’s 2nd round draft pick and the Angels forego $500,000 of international signing money.

SLIGHTLY SILVER LINING: He is an innings-eating #3 after Sho and Sandy, and could save a hundred bullpen innings getting deeper into games.

He wore jersey number 31 for the Dodgers last year and as much as I would love to see the Angels retire that for Chuck Finley, why not give it to a thirtysomething lefty for a few seasons to see how much magic the old Fin-to-Win still has in it?

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gitchogritchoffmypettis
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So, baring trades that make grown men cry….

Ohtani
Sandoval
Anderson
Detmers
Suarez
“some guy” Silseth? Canning?

Getting closer to you sadsacks not having to cry about Davidson anymore.

Cowboy26
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20 days ago

Keep those tear ducts moist fellas cuz Tucker D aint got no options left and I doubt hes going to get DFA’d anytime soon.

2pints
Trusted Member
20 days ago

So he was offered a QO of $19M by the dodgers and then quickly signed for 3 years and $39M with the halos? This kinda seems like a situation where he wanted to stay in SoCal and couldn’t get more than 1 or 2 years from the dodgers.

He’ll likely suck for us more than he excels due to his age, but I don’t hate the signing.

Last edited 20 days ago by 2pints
Cowboy26
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2pints
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20 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Law don’t go around here, Savvy?

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  2pints

I am the law.

red floyd
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20 days ago

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gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  red floyd

perfect

WallyChuckChili
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20 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

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2pints
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19 days ago

Thank you for making obvious the root of my quote

max
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max
20 days ago

Has anyone fought you and lost?

Cowboy26
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20 days ago
Reply to  max

Has anyone really fought him or were they just fighting the illusion?

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Cowboy26

I never lose fights cause I just whack people with my weird old school scales. Then I point. I point fiercely.

Mikeal1st
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19 days ago

My dad used to say, “Never wrestle with a pig. All that happens is you both get dirty, and the pig likes it.”

2002heaven
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19 days ago

You didn’t debunk my theory about our putrid bad drafts under the Eppler administration.
We went for quantity over quality and toolsy players whom almost all sucked. Throwing sh*t against a Teflon wall and hoping some of it will stick obviously. However, in hindsight maybe either way it wouldn’t have mattered when you have a LA Unified School District caliber scouting and player development garbage program.

Cowboy26
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19 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

What about our putrid bad drafts under the Dipoto administration?

max
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max
19 days ago
Reply to  max

.’I fought the law…’

55yearsangelsfan
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20 days ago

Without the loss of the 2nd round pick and the 500k international money, I’d give this an A+. Even with that loss, I’ll still give it an A-

This solidifies the rotation at a reasonable price. Very reasonable given the potential: he well might approach this years numbers. Our pitching could be fine as is between what we have at the mlb level and what’s coming up soon from AA.

Now we address our other needs: a SS/2B, 1B/3B/OF platoon for Walsh, and an outfielder. I like the idea of a defensive outfielder, and let Adell and Moniak compete for regular playing time. Maybe a one year contract for a catcher to give O’Hoppe another 1/2 year or so to develop, although I’m hoping he forces his way up sooner.

Angelstan
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20 days ago

Angels need another outfielder who can hit. Adell and Moniak don’t look like answers except as platoon guys. The team needs a real solid OF who is a threat at the plate. It could be a host of guys. Profar. Mancini. JD Martinez. Benintendi. Various others. But they need someone. They likely can get by without a SS.

YOUknowulovetheIE
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20 days ago

I like it. I like most moves until the player gets here and underperforms.

Angelstan
Member
20 days ago

Yes if this was the Astros Anderson would be a 3 time Allstar.

red floyd
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20 days ago
Reply to  Angelstan

Yeah, because he’d know which pitch was going … oh wait….

FungoAle
Super Member
20 days ago

Serious, give up a pick and international pool money for a guy like Anderson? Gottobefuckingkiddingme. You guys cheering on this are mistaken.

He is a guy pitching on a very good team with excellent starters. Pitching on a team like that brings out the best.of a journeyman. Reality will sit in in 2023.

Marshallx89
Member
20 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I think you are over valuing a second round draft pick too much. Even if he regresses to his career 4 era, he is likely better than the second rounder we’d get. Take a look at who we’ve drafted in the second round in the past. In the last 10 years only three of the selections have been MLB regulars and none of them (so far) have had much success – Yarbrough, Canning, and Marsh.

FungoAle
Super Member
20 days ago
Reply to  Marshallx89

While there is risk in any sport with amatuer draft picks, Angels saw the farm shrink in stature when they signed the likes of Puljos and Hamilton. No problem losing the draft pick but what matters with whom they gave it away on. Angels gave it up on a 4-5th starter. Last year a guy off of TJ.

Andersons statlines in 2022 were signficantly better than his first 5-years. THAT is Loup-ish. I LOVED Anderson last year and an under the radar guy who had upside. The Dodgers squeezed every ounce out of him and probability, his 2023 stats will come in closer to his first 5-years. Misfire.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
20 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Defense on the Dodgers was better than ours. Coaching maybe considered better than ours. Minor leaguers come from the draft. Yeas, losing draft picks hurts. How did Thor work out. I am no way in favor of this stupid (Def of stupid is….) signing. Look at the big picture, Anderson’s career.

Cowboy26
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20 days ago

Well then that settles it. Lets sign away their shortstop.

Cowboy26
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20 days ago
Reply to  Marshallx89

Well if you never have one, I guess you’ll never know.

But I think you’re closing the book a little prematurely on past drafts since the careers are still in there infancy for Bush, Paris, J.J. Canning & Marsh.

But I do agree the JeDi second round draft picks were pretty trashy.

Last edited 20 days ago by Cowboy26
ihearhowie3.0
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20 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Who would you prefer and what is the cost to acquire them?

JakeTaylor
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20 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Agreed. Dude has one great season out of seven and it was with one of the best teams in all of baseball, who also had one of the best defenses in all of baseball. We’ll see how he pans out but chances are we’re gonna get the 2016-21 Tyler Anderson, not the 2022 version.

Jeff Joiner
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19 days ago
Reply to  JakeTaylor

The 2016-2021 version was dead on MLB average.

h27kim
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20 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Mixed feelings about this deal. On one hand, Anderson is not someone I’m prepared to bet on, since he was pretty much a back of rotation guy until he got touched up by Dodger fairy dust. BUT the contract does take the risk into account–middle of the rotation money, at best, for a guy who had eye popping numbers last year. It’s a big gamble (tbh, this reminds me of Loup signing), but even with the draft pick loss and int’l money, it seems to be a worthwhile risk

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
20 days ago

Don’t mind it. I see everyone is sober about expectations post-Dodgers fairy dust which is prudent. But even a league average starter is a nice lift for our usual rotation woes.

New pitching assistant maybe helps the fairy dust live on to some degree?

steelgolf
Super Member
20 days ago

This is a really good early strike move. Cost controlled pitcher, who hopefully stays healthy. Bolster the rotation early so your not stuck with January scraps.

Cowboy26
Legend
20 days ago

I thought Anaheim Stadium had pitching friendly mojo? Or is that just the excuse they give why our hitters all suck?

Charles Sutton
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20 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Some of the mojo went away when they painted that yellow line in right field.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Quick, everyone, we need to shit all over this as hard as possible and ensure our piss ant CtPG ju ju scuttles this roster addition too. Say it with me, “I can see a way that this may not work, thus it will not work, PTP is stupid and Arte is the dark heart of evil, I love this team too much and demand a champion.” Repeat.

DowningDude
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20 days ago

You got it all wrong. You need to write that you HATE THE MOVE and then later on after Turks posts his opinion then you say “HEY, GREAT MOVE.” Posting both gives you the ability to “I TOLD YA SO” sometime down the line as you can come back and delete the incorrect comment the minute you find out which is the correct answer.

#IToldYaSoAlready

red floyd
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20 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I want Suboptimal’s opinion.

BannedInLA
Member
20 days ago

The sarcasm here is thicker than the European butter I spread on my toast. Haha

Anyway, this is a truly solid signing at fair market value, particularly if we’re sticking with the 6 man rotation. You can never have enough proven arms.

Also, this signing should not preclude the necessary upgrades for the lineup.

This is a solid ‘B’ grade.

Last edited 20 days ago by BannedInLA
JackFrost
Super Member
20 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

I think it is more like a B + or even A – grade. The only reason it is not straight up an A is his age. Hopefully he has a couple years left in that arm. So yes, health will be the key here.

But I like it.

I think this move also suggest PTP is not going to “strip it all down” like some here were suggesting…

Last edited 20 days ago by JackFrost
Jeff Joiner
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20 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

I don’t think he ever was although sone of those posts were great.

JackFrost
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20 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Alot of people acted like that’s what was gonna happen, lol.

Last edited 20 days ago by JackFrost
gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  JackFrost

No, you acted like you thought people thought it should/would actually happen. It was all inside you all the time…. like in that crap Robin Williams movie.

JackFrost
Super Member
20 days ago

Get lost loser.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  JackFrost

Wow Jack, shockingly you seem tight around the sphincter. I’ve always wondered how long it takes someone to die when they can’t drop a poop. I think I’ll stick around and find out.

Stay serious. And remember, if you ever ever admit you’re even a little wrong about anything, or let any of the horrible wrong thoughts other people have that aren’t your thoughts stand uncorrected IT ALL ENDS in blood and flame.

Cowboy26
Legend
20 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

With the Platypus’ physique? thats last thing I ever want to see

John Henry Weitzel
Editor
Super Member
20 days ago

Of course once we announce we will do our Perry articles he does something.

Angelz4ever
Trusted Member
20 days ago

In most important news, Touki Toussaint was DFA’d. That’s it, 2023 is a wash.

Cowboy26
Legend
20 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Bye Bye Touki Touki

FungoAle
Super Member
20 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Perry’s trash brought to Anaheim…BYE

BannedInLA
Member
20 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

I could abide the decade of futility, but the release of Touki is the final straw !!!

2GA2Join
Trusted Member
20 days ago

We just DFA’d Nash Bridges…

matthiasstephan
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20 days ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

Only 21 years after CBS …

clover_black
Trusted Member
20 days ago

this is pretty cool.

i hope he wrote down all the things the dodgers taught him in his diary.

Twebur
Super Member
20 days ago
Reply to  clover_black

I hope he took a vile of the secret juice for analysis….Arte can then make a knock off.

DowningDude
Legend
20 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

And Eric Kay can administer said potion to … welp … BAD IDEA

Cowboy26
Legend
20 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

And Bubba Harkins can give it to the visiting teams .

JackFrost
Super Member
20 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

Is that the secret juice that shows you how to choke in the playoffs ??

ryanfea
Trusted Member
20 days ago

He’s not gonna have a 4 WAR season for us… hell he may only do that over 3 seasons but for 13 mil a year that’s not bad. We need this kind of quality depth.

Mia
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Mia
20 days ago

A multi-year deal for a starter that doesn’t also hit absolutely monster DINGRZ?

What is going on?!

Cowboy26
Legend
20 days ago
Reply to  Mia

If think You meant USED to hit absolutely monster DINGRZ

Angelz4ever
Trusted Member
20 days ago

Maybe we should check in on Trevor Bauer……… 😱  💋  💩 

Last edited 20 days ago by Angelz4ever
Angelz4ever
Trusted Member
20 days ago

We coulda signed Verlander…..I’m sorry….just can’t do it even in facetiousness.

Angelz4ever
Trusted Member
20 days ago

Chase Silseth is thinking,”…I can pitch but I’m right-handed”

Cowboy26
Legend
20 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Does everyone else think that though?

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

Ha haaaahh hah! What a schmuck am I! I sass about nothing happening today that will move the needle…. and f*** me.

And it’s my long time heart throb to boot, Tyler Anderson, even if I always wanted him as an 8M a year innings eater….

Angelz4ever
Trusted Member
20 days ago

Unlike most of us, at least you admit it.  😜 

Jeff Joiner
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Super Member
20 days ago

Thor gave the Angels 80 innings with an ERA+ of 105. On the year Thor went 134.2 innings with an ERA+ of 103.

Anderson costs $7 million less than Thor and should be able to match that yearly production. If he does, this is a good deal.

If he gets anywhere near his 2022 form, and I’d bet against it, this is a steal.

Last edited 20 days ago by Jeff Joiner
Angelz4ever
Trusted Member
20 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Jeff, at least this lefty FA starter isn’t (Known to be) really focused on photography………

Jeff Joiner
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Super Member
20 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Can’t really blame a guy married to a Brazilian supermodel for wanting to take pictures though.

BannedInLA
Member
20 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

I think Thor is borderline washed.

Anderson is the better option, for the price tag, at this juncture.

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Super Member
20 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Agreed. Thor can’t get that third strike anymore. Guys can foul off pitches and stay in at bats nowadays. That too often ends up in hits.

Angelstan
Member
20 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Jeff, you hit the nail on the head. Thor also likely wants more than $13 million per year. You also cannot count on more than one year.

Cowboy26
Legend
20 days ago
Reply to  Angelstan

Why don’t we just resign David McKinnon for the league minimum? Nobody will even notice the difference.

Cowboy26
Legend
20 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

And when Thor loses batters , we get to watch them stroll along the base paths.

FungoAle
Super Member
20 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Not worth the pick and international pool money.

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